CDC Says Lettuce Grown In Yuma Could Cause Sickness

By Austin Westfall
Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:52pm

The Centers for Disease Control says chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region could be contaminated with E. coli and make people sick.

Brittany Behm is a spokesperson for the CDC, and she said they have not been able to identify a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand.

"But at this time we’re recommending people who have any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home to go ahead and throw it away,” she said.

The Arizona Department of Agriculture does not expect the report to immediately affect Arizona growers, as production is already wrapping up for the season.

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